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Constitutional Law

An Evening With “A Wise Latina”

Last night, I was invited by Judge Raymond Rodriguez (who currently sits on the bench in Brooklyn Criminal Court) to attend an event at the Second Circuit Court. The event was in support of a program started by CUNY Law School student Selina Caban that provides judicial internships to underprivileged NYC High School students. The […]

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Constitutional Law

A Bench Light On Defense

Last fall, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke about the lack of diversity on the federal bench including the Supreme Court. She wasn’t talking just about the glass ceiling on women (thought the current Court has three women on its bench)  she was talking about the lack of diversity in legal experience. She noted that […]

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Constitutional Law

POM v. Coca-Cola Case Gets Supremes’ Attention

While the Supreme Court this week declared the good news that racism in America is over, allowing States to ban the use of affirmative action in public universities, it was also hearing arguments in a case that sounds trivial but could have a huge impact on esoteric world of food-labeling. Before POM Wonderful LLC started […]

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Constitutional Law

I “Heart” Boobies Case Heading to Supreme Court

I remember when my son first came home wearing one from Middle School about five or six years ago – one of those cheap rubber “message bracelets” made popular by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation. Except my son’s bracelet said “I [heart] Boobies!” It made me instantly nostalgic for the metallic Vietnam POW bracelets we wore […]